Striding Through

Because a life well lived always finds the right pace

Hopefully Happy Trails this weekend

After taking last weekend off from racing to celebrate our anniversary, it’s back out there for me this weekend, for something called the Black Hill Trail 10k, sponsored by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Apparently it’s a first-time race, so I really know nothing about it. But the race fee is only $10 and I have run on some other trails near this venue, at Seneca Creek State Park, and those are really nice. So we’ll see.

As with most trail races I’m not going with any set goal times; there are too many variations during a trail race for predictions to be meaningful. Plus comparing trail times to road or track times is like comparing apples to oranges. So I’ll just look to have a good race and hopefully place well relative to the rest of the field.

At this point I’m not sure whether I should go with my trail shoes or cross-country spikes. I guess I’ll bring both pairs on Saturday and decide there. That said, if any readers have information about this course, I’d love to hear from you.

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